After all the wet and horrible weather we have had recently, we have a beautiful day here. Part of me is thinking I should be outside in my garden enjoying the sunshine but I could not keep away from my sewing room. I have been busy today sewing the border for my quilt. I am eager to see how this will look, and hope my plan works. It is always exciting to see if what you envision works out.
I have decided to make the border from two inch squares, I have always loved this ( organized ) scrappy look. I say organized because I have to admit to being a bit of a control freak. I cannot relax and just sew these together randomly. I like to organize the colours and make sure there are not two of the same fabric sitting together. ( famous last words as this usually always happens and you do not notice it until the quilt is finished ) Therefore I cut the squares individually and I do not try to save time by sewing strips together, then cross cutting. Cutting the squares individually also gives me a more random look.
This border also gives me the chance to use all the fabrics in the fat 1/4 bundle. It has amazed me just how far this bundle has stretched. Don't we all love Fat Quarters.Here is my progress so far. [caption id="attachment_1572" align="aligncenter" width="300"] My organized pile of squares[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1575" align="aligncenter" width="207"] Sewing the squares into pairs.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1574" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sewing the pairs together.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1573" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Now to sew these together, until my border is the correct size.[/caption]
So much fun !
I can't wait to show you the finished result in my next post.
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Today is a good day, I am in my happy place at the sewing machine. My machine is cleaned and oiled, with a new needle and I am ready to go. I plan to get busy finishing the flying geese units for the final border on my Vintage Nine Patch Quilt.